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    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/0...-barack-obama/

    I am no big fan of the Obamas but i know some here are so i figured i would post this

    That being said

    I think the portrait of him turned out nice

    The one of Michelle is ok but i don't think it really captured her

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    ok I don't get it. is the portrait him in front of the leaves, and Michelle in a Gone With the Wind knockoff dress the portrait? or is it the one in the middle which looks like a DMV picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrock View Post
    ok I don't get it. is the portrait him in front of the leaves, and Michelle in a Gone With the Wind knockoff dress the portrait? or is it the one in the middle which looks like a DMV picture?
    Yes, the leaves and the GWTW-ish dress are the two portraits.

    Not the choices I'd've made if I was having my portrait painted...but everyone has different tastes.

    The "right" and especially talk radio would excoriate them no matter what they looked like, so I guess they decided to go with what they themselves liked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrock View Post
    ok I don't get it. is the portrait him in front of the leaves, and Michelle in a Gone With the Wind knockoff dress the portrait? or is it the one in the middle which looks like a DMV picture?
    Let the alt-right outrage begin. Man, you people are something else...

    And here is President Obama's picture.

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    And Michelle Obama's



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    His is better than hers. Michelle's looks like something from a high school art class. His is better, although he looks like actor Al Freeman Jr.

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    Obama looks like he's sitting on a wooden toilet in a growth of poison ivy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    And Michelle Obama's

    It doesn't even look like her

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    I guess that they could be considered 'art'. Lord knows, the standard for art these days is pretty low.

    That said, I think that hey are totally inappropriate for hanging in the "Presidents Gallery". They stick out like a big zit on the prom queen's nose.

    But then again, coming from the Obamas, I'm not surprised at something as classless as this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldBuzzard View Post
    But then again, coming from the Obamas, I'm not surprised at something as classless as this.
    I'm interested in the behavior you view as "classy" and "classless."

    Could you cite some of Trump's behavior that you view as classy?
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    Tangled up in the kudzu, makes him look like the man-child invasive-species that he is.

    Compared to the others he looks like an idiot.

    I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldBuzzard View Post
    I guess that they could be considered 'art'. Lord knows, the standard for art these days is pretty low.

    That said, I think that hey are totally inappropriate for hanging in the "Presidents Gallery". They stick out like a big zit on the prom queen's nose.

    But then again, coming from the Obamas, I'm not surprised at something as classless as this.
    They're not going to be in the president's gallery.
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    I don't like either of them. While Obama looks like Obama, the scale is off - hands too large, torso too short. And it's his portrait - he is overwhelmed by those bright green leaves. What it reminded me of is this company that will take a photo of yours and turn it into "paint by numbers" art. You get the sheet with the "paint by numbers" layout, numbered according to color, as well as the paints and a brush. You get to choose the difficulty level - the Obama portrait would probably be intermediate.

    The Michelle Obama portrait doesn't look like a portrait to me, more like an illustration - in fact, I don't think it looks at all like her.

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